How to Plan the Perfect Outdoor Party

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Throwing an outdoor party can be fun for you and your guests as long as you have spent a little time preparing for the big event. Whether it is a birthday party, graduation party, or family reunion, your backyard bash will require a few key details to ensure everyone’s comfort and enjoyment. 

Spread the Word

It won’t be a party without guests. In today’s world you have many options when it comes to the invitations. Along with traditional note cards sent by post, you can invite groups through social media or emails. No matter which you choose, be sure to include the location, time, day, and a way to RSVP. 

Set the Stage

Once you have found a location, you need to think about seating. Rent enough tables and chairs for all of the guests, and consider a canopy tent to protect everyone from the weather and bugs. Citronella candles will also discourage pesky insects. 


Decorating for your backyard party is one of the fun items on your to-do list. Check out your local discount stores for decorations that match the party’s theme. This will help keep you under budget while still making the place look terrific. Pick out table coverings, tableware, balloons, and streamers that all match. Use the party’s reason such as a birthday or anniversary as a theme or choose a favorite color. 

Select Music and Entertainment

Music is a great way to set the mood at a party. You can go big and hire a professional DJ to keep the party going or simply set up your own equipment in order to provide a soft background to the scene. Entertainment can be anything from a fire-pit complete with smores fixings to a photo booth and props. Keep the ages of your guests in mind when making a final decision. A bounce house is perfect for little ones while adults are happy with basic yard games. 

Feed the Masses

Food is a critical part of any backyard bash. Consider the time of day that you will be hosting the event. Early afternoon parties can provide a simple lunch buffet, but evening gatherings are expected to offer a full meal. If you wish to only serve appetizers and drinks, make this known on the invitation so guests don’t come hungry. Most importantly, offer a dessert selection. A celebration cake that suits the theme of the party can be the centerpiece. 

Once you have all of these items taken care of, you can sit back and relax. With proper planning, both you and your guests will have a wonderful time without any unexpected headaches or worries.

Author Bio: Paige Jirsa- I work with Top10.Today, a shopping comparison site, where we strive to help consumers find the best quality and priced products.

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.

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